Monday 13 March 2017 / 10:22 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

This is a timely reminder that the growing national housing crisis is entrenched and endemic in London – Andy Slaughter

Andy
Slaughter MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Housing and Shadow Minister for
London
,
commenting on research for the Trust for London charity, said:

“This is a timely reminder that the growing national housing
crisis is entrenched and endemic in London, and that the Government is doing
next to nothing to resolve it. Indeed in many ways it is making it worse.

"For those on the London Living Wage of £9.75 an hour, the
only type of housing that is affordable in London is housing
association or council rented property but both are under attack from
right-to-buy and forced sale schemes.

"The Mayor of London is showing the way by insisting on high
levels of shared ownership, London Living Rent and genuinely affordable social
rented homes in new developments.  But to get the volume and type of
housing that Londoners can afford to rent or buy requires major initiative by
central Government, not the vacuum in policy revealed in the recent White
Paper.”